Purpose of Form
Use this form to replace a Green Card.
DO NOT submit this form if you are a conditional resident seeking to remove conditions on your Green Card. If you are a conditional resident, you must submit:
Number of Pages
Form 8; Instructions 13.
12/29/14. (On May 11, 2015, USCIS will accept only the 12/29/14 edition. USCIS will not accept editions dated 03/11/13 or 12/17/12 on or after May 11, 2015). USCIS ELIS always uses the most current edition of the form.
Where to File
You have two options for filing your Form I-90 application with USCIS:
- Online, or
- By mail (paper).
You may not file your Form I-90 online if you are applying for a fee waiver.
NOTE: If you started an electronic Form I-90 application in the previous e-filing system before March 30, 2015, you will have 30 days to complete and submit it. If you do not submit your application within 30 days, it will be deleted and you will need to submit a Form I-90 in USCIS ELIS or by paper.
By mail (paper)
- Beginning in April 2015, USCIS will process all Form I-90 applications in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS). If you filed a paper Form I-90 with USCIS but do not have an existing USCIS online account, an online account will be automatically created for you.
You will receive a “Welcome to USCIS ELIS” letter with instructions on how to access your USCIS online account. A USCIS online account allows you to:
- Check the status of your application,
- Receive notifications and case updates, and
- Manage your contact information.
If you choose not to access your USCIS online account, USCIS will still process your Form I-90 in USCIS ELIS. You will receive notifications and updates about your application by mail through the U.S. Postal Service.
- If you file by mail to the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox facility, mail your application to the appropriate location noted below:
If using U.S. Postal Service (USPS), send to:
P.O. Box 21262
Phoenix, AZ 85036
If using USPS Express Mail/Courier, send to:
1820 E. Skyharbor, Circle S, Floor 1
Phoenix, AZ 85034
- The new form edition has 2D barcode technology to help us collect information quickly and accurately for paper filers at our Lockbox facilities. As you fill in the PDF form that appears at the top of page, the barcode stores your information.
- We recommend reading our Lockbox Filing Tips.
- To ensure that USCIS accepts your Form I-90:
- Submit the correct fee.
- Fill out the form completely and accurately, particularly these required fields:
- Family name
- Date of birth
- To receive an e-Notification when your Form I-90 has been accepted at the USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application.
The fee is $450, which includes a $365 form fee and $85 biometric services fee. There are several exceptions; see the table under "Special Instructions" for more detail.
- If you are filing Form I-90 because you never received your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), you do not have to pay a filing fee as long as you meet these criteria:
- We mailed the card over 30 days ago;
- It was returned to us as undeliverable; and
- You have not moved from the address you provided us.
However, you must submit:
- A copy of the Form I-797, Notice of Action, for the form that USCIS approved to grant your Permanent Resident Card. For example, Form I-485, Form I-751, Form I-829, or Form I-90;
- A copy of government-issued identification that contains your name, date of birth, photograph and signature.
- If you are filing the Form I-90 because your current Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) contains incorrect information due to a Department of Homeland Security error, such as a misspelled name, you do not have to pay a filing fee.
However, you must send us:
- The original card that contains the incorrect information; and
- Evidence documenting your correct name or biographical information.
Filing Fees by Application Reason:
|Reason for Application||Form Fee||Biometric Services||Total|
|(A) My card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.||$365||$85||$450|
|(B) My previous card was issued but never received.||$0||$0||$0|
|(C) My card has been mutilated.||$365||$85||$450|
|(D) My existing card has incorrect data because of DHS error.||$0||$0||$0|
|(E) My name or other information has been legally changed.||$365||$85||$450|
|(F) My card will expire within six months or has already expired.||$365||$85||$450|
|(G1) I have reached my 14th birthday, and my existing card will|
expire after my 16th birthday.
|(G2) I have reached my 14th birthday and my existing card will|
expire before my 16th birthday.
|(H1) I am a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status.||$365||$85||$450|
|(H2) I am a commuter who is taking up residence in the U.S.||$365||$85||$450|
|(I) I have been automatically converted to permanent residence status.||$365||$85||$450|
|(J) I have a prior edition of the card, or I am applying to replace my card for a reason not specified above.||$365||$85||$450|
Withdrawing an Application
- If you wish to withdraw your Form I-90, you must submit a written request to the USCIS Service Center where your application is currently pending.
- If your Form I-90 receipt number begins with “LIN,” submit a written request to:
Nebraska Service Center
P.O. Box 87090
Lincoln, NE 68502-7090
- If your Form I-90 receipt number begins with “MSC” or “IOE” submit a written request to:
National Benefits Center
P.O. Box 648012
Lee's Summit, MO 64002
USCIS will not issue any refunds if you withdraw your application or cancel your request.
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-90
Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/20/2015